Escape, Evacuate and Rescue Assessments (EERA)
EPConsult Energies is experienced in leading EERA Studies to assess EER facilities. Justification for the EER design is made through assessing distribution, functionality, diversity, capacity, endurance and the risks to personnel in oil and gas emergency response scenarios.
Impairment of EER facilities occurs if performance requirements are not met. The requirement is to ensure that the Emergency Response Team have procedures to allow personnel to:
- leave the worksite safely and can access their Muster Point;
- evacuate site and reach safety with minimum risk;
- be rescued safely, if required.
Defining Emergency Response Scenarios
As a preparation step for the ERP, EPConsult Energies ensure that a link between the MAHs and the Emergency Response function is established. Defining Emergency Response Scenarios through analysing the consequences of a MAH, ensures that the Emergency Response Procedure is effective, proportionate, staged, escalated correctly and can be carried out safely.
We carry out an Emergency System Survivability Assessment (ESSA) to determine the survivability of oil and gas emergency systems during a MAH. Recommendations from ESSA ensure the required level of redundancy is provided in the ES.
Each oil and gas Emergency System is assigned a Vulnerability Index as per our work practices.
Emergency Response Plans
We are experienced in analysing onsite and offsite Emergency Response Plans for compliance with codes of practice and legislation, providing recommendations to ensure:
- there are links between the parent MAH, consequence modeling, the Emergency Response Scenario, the ERP and the ER equipment.
- there remains an adequately manned Emergency Response Team at the facility based upon day, night and weekend shift patterns.
- Emergency Response communications are suitable and sufficient.
- Onshore Response Centre facilities and Crisis Management Plans are suitable with distribution to the wider Emergency Response providers.
- Provisions for training of Emergency Response Team personnel and Onshore Response Centre through exercises and drills.